Tips for Selecting the Right Cloud Vendor

We’ve written several blogs lately about the advantages of cloud computing for businesses. In this entry, we’ll offer a bit of advice on how to select the right cloud service partner for you and your business.

How Many Businesses Are Actually Using Cloud

A recent survey tells us that about 72% of organizations in the U.S. have at least one of their applications hosted in the cloud. Other key findings from the survey indicate:

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How PHP Can Help Your Business

You don’t have to be a programmer to understand the benefits PHP programming can bring to a business. In this article, we’ll tell you why.

PHP at a Glance

Originally called Personal Home Page, PHP was developed a series of codes to track visitors on a particular site. Since then, it has grown to be the most popular “interpreter” on most operating systems and platforms in the world.

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SharePoint 2016 to Unveil at May Microsoft Ignite Conference

The newest addition to the SharePoint family, SharePoint Server 2016, has been in development for some time, and a prototype will be unveiled at the May 2015 Microsoft Ignite Conference, according to recent reports.

Presenters at the conference will be using an “early version” of SharePoint 2016 in many of their exhibits. In the past, Microsoft has released beta versions of their products before using them at events, but this time the company decided to unveil the product at the conference with specific sessions related to what is new with the 2016 version as well as hybrid search training.

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Using SharePoint As An Intranet

One of the great things about SharePoint is the fact that it can be used as both a self-contained intranet or a web-based solution to storage and communication for companies. When used as an intranet, SharePoint can provide safe and effective solutions for companies of any size to allow users to store, share and communicate about data throughout the organization.

What Is An Intranet?

An intranet is any grouping of computers within a particular system that allows users to share data. An intranet can be hardwired throughout the building or even hooked up wirelessly across various sites. However, the defining factor that separates an intranet from other types of systems is that information is not available outside of the company’s network. Users can only access this information by logging in via an approved portal. This allows companies to keep information away from the public and protect data that may be sensitive or valuable.

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SharePoint Users Have New Choices in Communication

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When it comes to communication, SharePoint has great ways to help businesses at both the institutional and the individual level. From Yammer to cross-platform communication for both small and large groups, SharePoint makes it easy for your employees and managers to quickly and effectively get information to the people who need it.

In 2014, Microsoft’s First Release Program unveiled several new features and products that work in connection with SharePoint to improve communication across your organization. Each of these new releases combines technology and features for complete solutions that work with all Microsoft tools. Here are a few examples:

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SharePoint Analytics App Launches

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The new product launch with updates for SharePoint 2013 contains an app called SharePoint Analytics. If you have not explored this app, do so immediately! It will boost your productivity and communication tremendously when you utilize it.

Located at https://pinpoint.microsoft.com/Applications/12884978740, this app allows for simple downloads and activation straight from the Microsoft site and will integrate with SharePoint Site Collection to deliver data within an hour. This makes reporting much easier than in previous editions and increases productivity for everyone using your SharePoint system.

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